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Men's Northern Traditional
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Men's Norther Traditonal DancerLavish bustles of long feathers - usually from an eagle or another raptor - burst from the dancer's waist. 

In fancy dances, similar, often brightly colored bustles are carried at the shoulders as well.

This is a time for the men to dance in the way of their fathers and grandfathers, and some of these outfits or costume pieces are passed down through the generations as well.

Some men's regalia, in this and other dances, may include a red eagle feather denoting an injury in battle for a veteran.
For this dance, spectators will stand and remove hats because of the abundance of eagle feathers in the outfits.

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Men's Southern Straight
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Men's Southern Straight
Southern Traditional Men also known as Southern Straight Dancers, usually wear cotton, broadcloth or buckskin pants, a shirt and a breastplate of bones (or lighter weight plastic "bones") that may stop at the waist or the knees and a comb-like headdress (roach) of porcupine guard hair and deer tail hair.
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